The Gigi Gumspoon Show

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Sing along with early childhood teaching artist Gigi Gumspoon and her puppets as they promote the African philosophy of “Ubuntu,” a sense of community and humanity. In her shows, Gigi fosters a love of literacy with the help of her puppet Dionte, Baba Anansi the spider, and her grumpy friend, King Meanie. She reads tales from the magic griot book, and encourages the audience to have more “Ubuntu.” Fans of Gigi Gumspoon, called “Gumbabies”, will learn to not only love themselves, but each other. Recommended for ages 3-8.

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Gigi Gumspoon and her puppet friends

Olympic Pride, American Prejudice

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(90 minutes) Follow the 18  African American athletes who defied Adolf Hitler and Jim Crow to win hearts and medals at the 1936 Olympics. Though the world remembers Jesse Owens, this film shines a light on the other 15 men and two women - Tidye Pickett and Louise Stokes - who collectively changed the world of sports forever and created a seminal moment in the fight for equality and civil rights. Narrated by Blair Underwood and nominated for a 2017 NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Documentary. A post-discussion with filmmaker Deborah Riley Draper and Susan Bachrach, curator from the National Holocaust Museum, follows. This screening is a part of the Baltimore Jewish Film Festival, organized by the JCC of Greater Baltimore. Presented by PNC.

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Alice Walker: Beauty in Truth

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(84 minutes) The documentary "Alice Walker: Beauty in Truth" mixes powerful archival footage with moving testimonials from figures such as Howard Zinn, Angela Y. Davis, Gloria Steinem, Beverly Guy-Sheftall, Quincy Jones, Steven Spielberg and Danny Glover. The film takes a penetrating look at Walker, the first black woman to win the Pulitzer Prize for fiction.

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Alice Walker

Coniece Washington

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Coniece Washington is a jazz vocalist and recording artist who captivates her audience with her distinctive sultry sweet stylings, comparable to none. Her influences are Sarah Vaughan, Ella Fitzgerald, Nancy Wilson, Billie Holiday, Carmen McRae and numerous gospel artists. As a young adult, she served in the US Army and continued expressing her talent and passion for music by performing at various night clubs and venues here in the United States and Germany.

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The performance is a part of the museum's Third Thursday series. On the third Thursday of the month, enjoy late night admission to the galleries until 8pm and a live show. Cash bar and food available for purchase. Doors at 5pm, show at 6pm. $8 members, $10 non-members. Media sponsor: WEAA.

 

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Jazz vocalist Coniece Washington

Slagz

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Slagz is an eclectic mix of rock, soul, R&B, jazz, hip-hop, neo, old school, new school, and dance music. From the first note to the last, Slagz will feed your musical soul.

This performance is a part of the Third Thursday series. On the third Thursday of the month, enjoy late night admission to the galleries until 8pm and a live show. Cash bar and food available for purchase. Doors at 5pm, show at 6pm. $8 members, $10 non-members. Sponsored by WEAA.

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The Joe Cooper Project

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Join for a night with the Joe Cooper Project, Baltimore's premier reggae fusion band. They play refreshingly positive vibrations of originals with a unique blend of reggae, jazz, spoken word, rap, song and instrumentals, all with a world beat flavor. Mr. Cooper has performed with many reggae legends including Bob Marley, Jimmy Cliff, Judy Mowatt, Marcia Griffits, Dennis Brown, Daddy Uroy, Pablo Moses, Big Youth, Mikey Dread, Sugar Minott, Meditations, Boris Gardiner, the Mighty Vikings, and bands such as Emperor’s Choice and ADJA, New York City.

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The performance is part of the museum's Third Thursday series. On the third Thursday of the month, enjoy late night admission to the galleries until 8pm and a live show. Cash bar and food available for purchase. Doors at 5pm, show at 6pm. $8 members, $10 non-members. Sponsored by WEAA.

 

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Joe Cooper Project reggae fusion band

MLK Day Celebration 2017

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Join for live performances, discussion, films, and crafts that reflect on, and honor, the civil rights leader. Let us know you're coming. Click here to RSVP online.

Schedule of Events

12-4pm- Crafts: make a wreath of MLK quotes or make a dove of peace
- Film screening of PBS mini-series Black America Since MLK: And Still I Rise. Henry Louis Gates, Jr., the host of the PBS series, traverses the victories of the civil rights movement up to today, asking profound questions about the state of black America—and our nation as a whole. 
- Museum Resource Center open
1, 2, & 3pmStorytime reading of "Martin's Big Words" by Playworks Maryland
12-12:30pmPerformance by North Dorchester High School Choral Ensemble of works by Moses Hogan, "Up the Mountain," "The Color Purple," and more.
1-2pm- "End Kin Killin' Kin: Exploring Community Solutions" a community conversation about gun and youth violence with Dr. Harold Carter and Reverend Danny Dawkins of New Shiloh Baptist Church; and the Guardian Angels

- Community conversation on the State of Black America. Using the film Black America Since MLK: And Still I Rise as a starting point, Dr. Iyelli Ichile and Dr. Tyson King-Meadows will lead an audience conversation about the state of Black America, touching on topics such as hip hop and Obama's presidency.
2:30-3:15pmPerformance by Full Circle Dance Company and actor Keith Snipes of "A Stone of Hope," an interdisciplinary work inspired by the Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial in Washington, DC. Full Circle Dance Company also presents "Araminta," by award-winning choreographer Donna L. Jacobs, a powerful exploration of Harriet Tubman with special guest performances by Morton Street Dance Center.
3:30-3:45pmPerformance of "Zombie" by ConneXion Repertory Company with African dancing, drumming, and a choreopoem.

Trailer of Black America Since MLK: And Still I Rise

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Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.  MLK Day Celebration at the Lewis Museum in Baltimore

50th Anniversary of Kwanzaa Celebration

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Celebrate the holiday’s 50th anniversary and the Kwanzaa principle Nia ("Purpose"). Enjoy workshops, storytelling, and more. Sankofa Dance Theater performs African dancing and drumming. Sallah Jenkins leads holiday craft-making. Dr. Jeffrey Menzise of Morgan State University gives the keynote speech about the meaning of Nia.

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Schedule of Events

12:00pm - 4:15pmAfrican Marketplace
 
12:00pm - 4:00pmResource Center open. Research your family tree! Genealogy Sessions 1:30 and 2:30 pm
 
12:00pm - 4:00pmKwanzaa Crafts. Make a family tree booklet, beaded necklaces, and or Kwanzaa banners
 
12:30pm - 1:15pmProgram Commencement. Sankofa Dance Theater performs opening drum call and candle lighting ceremony and explains the meaning of Kwanzaa
 
1:30pm - 2:30pmWorkshops: Sankofa Dance Theater Percussion Workshop; Storytelling/Spoken Word Session; African Dancing/Gelee Headwrap Session; "The Black Candle" film screening
 
2:45pm - 3:15pmKeynote Talk "Finding Your Purpose (Nia)" by Dr. Jeffrey Menzise of Morgan State University
 
3:30pm - 4:15pmSankofa Dance Theater performs African dancing, drumming showcase, and 2nd candle lighting ceremony

African Marketplace Vendors
Blaque Diamond Enterprise: Author of the Stacey F series of children's books
Otis Calendars: calendars, figurines and art prints
Adelami Treasures: Black History Educational Workbooks
Africa United: African bags, clothing and cosmetic
Kujichagulia Press: Cultural Children’s Books
Love’s Pieces: Afrocentric stuffed animals, loveable rag dolls, Afrocentric Fanny packs
YBI African Apparel & Fashions
Sipho Fashions: African Print Skirts, accessories and jewelry
Earth’s Enrichment: organic Hair and skin care products
Angels For You: Collectible Angels and NFL Bears
Hand Bags IT’s In the Bag
Askia Printing: t-shirts and African Scarfs and Skirts
Regal Clothes: headwraps and Ankara, batik and tribal print clothing
Seaney Fine Art
Doors to Africa: African jewelry, clothing and hand bags
BAMI Products: hand crafted soaps, body butters, scrubs and salts
Prettyman Products Inc.: Art cards and Prints
Ethnicities LLC: cards, prints, totes, books
NSAA African Creations: home décor, African Clothes
Desserts at Jessica’s: cupcakes, pies, cookies and mini cakes
The PEACES Collective: Handbags, Capes and Accessories
Sheila Logan Designs: Handmade Sterling Silver, Brass Copper fabricated jewelry
Chriseerrines Accessories: hand crafted hats and mudclothes ponchos
The African Memory Game: Dolls and Board Games


 

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Griot's Eye Youth Film and Culture Festival

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Enjoy socially relevant teen films featuring the talent of area youth in film, theater, African dance, and poetry. This annual festival showcases how arts and educational programs are positively engaging youth in the community’s revitalization. Special Admission: $1 Dollar Day Weekend. This program is part of Dollar Day Weekend, December 3-4, 2016, where admission to the museum is $1. Check out our other Dollar Day Weekend event, the Children's Holiday Crafts Workshop.

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Teen dancers at the Griot's Eye Youth Festival

Children’s Holiday Crafts Workshop

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Come create memories and holiday crafts with your family! Then, help decorate the museum's Christmas tree with your creations. Special guest Santa will be present for photos. Recommended for ages 6-10. Special Admission: $1 Dollar Day Weekend. This program is part of Dollar Day Weekend, December 3-4, 2016, where admission to the museum is $1. Check out our other Dollar Day Weekend event, the Griot's Eye Youth Film and Culture Festival.

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